Our Team

Established by our Chairman, Lar Sheeran in 1977, he was joined by engineer Mike Fitzgerald in 1982. The team has grown and developed over the years to include laboratory and medical gas engineers, our CAD designers David Fitzgerald (2001) and Paul Callan (2016) and numerous office and site staff.

Lar remains the Chairman of the Board but now focuses on research and development, such as our Area Valve Service Unit (AVSU)(which is custom-built in our factory in Dunshaughlin), oxygen/nitrogen generation and steering MIPS to maintain its position at the forefront of innovation.

MIPS has an exemplary record in both safety management and safe work practice. We have quality management systems and safety protocols in place and all relevant staff are fully trained in the management and installation of medical and process gas systems (ISO, HTM and BCGA Standards).

Our installation fitters are fully certified plumbing craftsmen and include our own certified orbital welding teams.

All our site staff are Safe Pass holders and hold relevant Skills Cards for the following:

All:
  • Abrasive Wheel
  • Basic Emergency First Aid
  • Competent Persons
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Work at Height
Specific Members:
  • Aspergillus Infection Control
  • CP/AP M.G.P.S
  • Confined Space
  • Forklift
  • M.E.W.P. (Mobile Elevated Work Platform)
  • Orbital Welding
Additional specific safety training is provided where needed (i.e. confined space training).
Lar Sheeran

Lar Sheeran

Chairman

Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald

Engineering Director

David Fitzgerald

David Fitzgerald

Director

Tina Sheeran

Tina Sheeran

Company Sec. and HR Director

Paul Callan

Paul Callan

Engineer

Shane McLoughlin

Shane McLoughlin

Supply Chain Administrator

Tiernan O’Donnell

Tiernan O’Donnell

Specialist Gas Engineer

David Smyth

David Smyth

AP for MGPS

Fitting Staff

MIPS has a highly qualified and experienced team of fully equipped installation fitters located in strategic locations around Ireland to ensure that our clients receive a prompt response and a quality installation regardless of the site location. Each of our installation fitters has been with MIPS for many years and they have been immersed in the MIPS ethos of setting the bar at a very high standard. With fitters based in Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster, MIPS is perfectly located to attend anywhere on the island of Ireland.

Our Office Team

We have a strong team of administrators in the office supporting the engineers, fitters and clients in the smooth running of projects. From the scheduling of site visits to the preparation of safety documents and management of planned preventative maintenance, our office team ensures that projects run on time, on budget, are fully compliant, and that maintenance call-out requests are dealt with promptly.

If you’d like to talk to any of our team, please Contact us or email:

General Sales Enquiries: sales@mips.ie
General Accounts Enquiries: accounts@mips.ie

In 1977, our founder Lar Sheeran formed MIPS, bringing his knowledge, experience and the contacts he had gained while based abroad back to the Irish market. Lar started with the idea that more could be done and that “near enough isn’t good enough” and has been instrumental in making MIPS the innovative company it is today. Lar’s insistence that the “customer is king” led us to think outside the box, to best interpret our customers’ requirements and to design systems that specifically, consistently and comprehensively meet those requirements. Lar now focuses on R&D including our bespoke AVSU design and manufacture, and oxygen/nitrogen generators.

With over 40 years in the medical and process gas industry, Michael has been a cornerstone of the MIPS success story, with his encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry and customer-centric focus, he has forged strong relationships that have endured for decades. Joining MIPS in 1984, Michael has become a trusted name in this complex industry, working with consultants and clients to design and build the perfect systems for their individual requirements. Michael has trained our team of installation fitters and support staff to work to the highest possible standards and to continually grow and develop professionally. Michael is our lead Authorised Person Medical Gas Pipeline Systems (AP MGPS) and oversees the commissioning of our medical installations and has in-depth knowledge and experience of the installation and integration of specialist alarm systems from a variety of manufacturers.

David, an engineering alumni of Dundalk Institute of Technology, joined MIPS in 2001. In his years with the company, David has been responsible for developing new and existing relationships with private clients, mechanical and electrical companies, building contractors, the Health Service Executive (H.S.E.) and third-level institutions across Ireland. David, in conjunction with his office team, manages the daily operations of MIPS and spearheads MIPS’s promotion of specialist gas installations, gas generation systems and services across all sectors of Irish industry. David is also an Authorised Person (AP) MGPS and liaises with consultants daily relative to specific specialist gas installations.

Tina joined MIPS in 2007 initially heading up accounts and credit control. Over the years she has progressed from Office Manager and is now Company Secretary, HR Director and owner of the ISO 9001:2015 compliance protocols. Tina works with the entire team to develop strong, balanced policies and procedures that encourage equality, openness, fairness and personal development. Tina ensures that MIPS continues to be an equal opportunities employer.

Paul, also an engineering alumni of Dundalk Institute of Technology, and joined us in 2016 is responsible for the preparation of quotations for medical, laboratory and industrial gas projects throughout Ireland, including the completion of our tender proposals and liaising with clients. In addition to this, Paul also develops MIPS CAD designs and is the company’s Health & Safety Representative.

Shane joined MIPS in 2018 as our Supply Chain Administrator. Shane is responsible for handling all aspects of our stock;
from procurement and securing competitive prices for our customers, to ensuring our comprehensive stores are sufficiently stocked, from managing our logistics to supplying our installation fitters with everything they need promptly. Shane also manages the sale of consumables to facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and laboratories.

Tiernan is a highly experienced specialist gas engineer who joined the MIPS team in 2017. Tiernan manages our large-scale projects and liaises with contractors daily across the country. Tiernan is responsible for ensuring completion dates are achieved and installations meet MIPS’s exacting standards whilst fulfilling the expectations of our clients.

David joined MIPS in 2007 starting as a medical and process gas fitter and has progressed to being an Authorised Person Medical Gas Pipeline Systems (AP MPGS), responsible for commissioning all major projects. David’s knowledge and versatility working on installations, commissioning, surveys and maintenance enables us to provide the reliable, efficient and trouble-free installation that we are known for.